Laparoscopic Right Colectomy (Right Hemicolectomy) Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Jana L Lewis, MD; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are the benefits of laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

What are the indications for laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

When is laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy) contraindicated?

What is the anatomy of the colon relevant to performing laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

How are complications prevented when performing laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

What are the reported outcomes for laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

Periprocedural Care

What equipment is needed to perform laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

What is the role of anesthesia in the performance of laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

How is the patient positioned during laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

Technique

What is included in the procedural planning for laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

How is laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy) performed?

How is right colon mobilization performed during laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

How is transverse colon mobilization performed during laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

How is the mesentery and proximal margin controlled during laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

How is anastomosis created in laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

How is laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy) closed?

What are pearls for performing laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

What are the possible intraoperative complications of laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

What are the possible postoperative complications of laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy)?

How frequently is laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (right colectomy) converted to an open procedure?